Young AFCEAn 5K / 1 Mile Walk



Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Location: Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD
Time: 8:00am; 7:00 am packet pick-up

Join us for the 2nd annual Young AFCEAn-Aberdeen 5k, brought to you by the Young AFCEAns of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association - Aberdeen Chapter. A 5k race, 1 mile walk, and kids fun run will all take place in the morning.


Come join us, as there is an event for everyone! Encourage friends and family to sign up as we are giving out an award for the largest team/group participating in the 5k and 1 mile walk!

5k Race
The 5k race course features rolling hills, scenic views of the Ripken Academy facilities, and a finish that takes you into Ripken Stadium for a loop on the warning track! Course marshals will be positioned at key intersections to guide runners, and a water stop will be available to runners at the approximate halfway point on the course. Overall and age-group awards will be given out to finishers, and members of the United States Military can sign up under the military category and receive a $5 discount off of the registration fee.
T-shirts will be given to all registered participants (sizes not guaranteed after October 11, availability not guaranteed to race-day registrants).

1 Mile Walk
Looking to show your support without running? Join us for the 1 mile walk and take a tour of the amazing facilities at the Ripken complex, including a finish inside Ripken Stadium!
T-shirts will be given to all registered participants (sizes not guaranteed after October 11, availability not guaranteed to race-day registrants).

Kids Run
New for 2013, a kids run will take place at the same time as the walk (after the 5k has been completed) and allow the young ones a fun chance to show just how quick they are! The kids run is open to children ages 12 and under, and will be between 1/4 and 1/2 mile in length. Children 5 years old and younger can participate for FREE (no shirt provided)! Kids 6 & up who are registered by the October 11th deadline will be guaranteed a shirt (youth sizes are available).

Other Activities
Vendors such as Harford Glen Environmental Center, Eden Mill Nature Center, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Wildlife Rescue, and TechBrick Robotics will be providing activities for the kids. The Ironbirds and Greene Turtle mascot will also be roaming the concourse entertaining the kids. 

There will also be a FREE Zumba class provided by Strength in Numbers Innovation.

Event schedule and times

The 5k begins at 8:00 AM, and the 1 Mile Walk will begin immediately after.

7:00 AM - Registration/Packet Pickup Opens
7:50 AM - 5k Registration/Packet Pickup Closes (Walk & Kids Run Reg/PP Remains Open)
7:55 AM - Final 5k Instructions
8:00 AM - 5k Begins (walk begins immediately after run)
9:15 AM - 5k Awards
9:20 AM - Kids Run Registration/Packet Pickup Closes
9:30 AM - Kids Run Begin


Click here to register


Click here to view sponsorships.


Volunteers are Needed for our 2013 race! There are many ways to lend your hand before, during, and after the event and jobs that all ages can do.  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Maggie Quelet at or 443.402.9438.


  • Top overall male and female runner
  • Top male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+


Medal of Honor


Silver Star


Bronze Star


Home Plate Sponsor


Race Bag Sponsor








  Purple Heart Sponsors





Small Business Sponsors



     Kids Vendors


FREE Zumba Provided by: